Douris and his linemates, Derek Plante and Derek King, have been thriving recently. Munich’s top line tallied an amazing 22 points in the last three games.
„They seem to convert every opportunity,” commented fourth-line winger Alex Serikov, who scored his first of the season midway through the third period. “They just keep firing the puck at the net and it goes in.”#500: Douris scores historic goal
King opened the scoring spree with 6:43 remaining in the first. After a nice set-up from Douris, the former Islander overskated a Berlin defender and knocked the puck past young Eisbären goalie Oliver Jonas.
Douris himself doubled the lead on the powerplay four minutes later. Defender Shane Peacock dumped the puck at the net. It hit the post after being deflected by Plante and Douris tapped it home to get the Barons up, 2-0, at the first intermission. A historic score that will go down as the 500th goal in franchise history.Fearns: Back from injury
With 5:40 to go in the second, Douris made it 3-0 when he scored on the rebound of a Kent Fearns blast. A nice comeback for Fearns, who had been forced to sit out ten games after groin surgery.
Berlin’s Steve Walker spoiled a possible shutout for Barons netminder Boris Rousson when he capped an odd-man rush late in the second.
Munich took a commanding 5-1-lead on back-to-back goals midway through the third.
A mighty slapshot from “the Chief”, Shane Peacock, reinstated Munich’s three-goal lead. Serikov made it 5-1 only 98 ticks later when he netted the rebound after a shot from Johan Rosen.
Derek Plante’s tenth goal of the season capped the scoring at 6-1 with 7:44 left in regulation.
Munich Barons - Berlin Eisbären 6-1 (2-0, 1-1, 3-0)
Scoring: 1-0 (13:17) Derek King (Peter Douris, Derek Plante), 2-0 (17:26) Peter Douris (Shane Peacock, Derek Plante - 5:4), 3-0 (34:20) Peter Douris (Kent Fearns, Derek King), 3-1 (37:17) Steve Walker (Marc Fortier, Dan Laperriere), 4-1 (48:13) Shane Peacock (Peter Douris, Derek Plante), 5-1 (49:51) Alexander Serikow (Johan Rosén, Simon Wheeldon), 6-1 (52:16) Derek Plante (Peter Douris, Boris Rousson).
Penalties: Munich 8, Berlin 6.